iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/48th OV-1D Mohawk

Here are a few pictures of my Roden OV-1D Mohawk. This kit was a bit of a challenge but not super difficult. Assembly simply required a lot of patience. The SLAR boom and the cockpit were both aftermarket resin from Cobra Company. Those acce[...]

Empire of Japan Group Build – Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, Tamiya 1/48

The Ki-84 Hayate (Gale) was a Japanese Army single seat fighter designed to replace Nakajima's previous fighter type, the Ki-43. Generally considered to be the best of the Army's fighters, it was powered by a Nakajime Homare 18 cylinder radial [...]

Empire of Japan Group Build. 1/48 Fine Molds Nakajima “Kikka” Jet

75 Years ago today this plane took it's very first flight. It took a very long time to get airborne, so several days later another flight was made............. or at least attempted. They had installed RATO pods under the wings in an effort [...]

Me 163B V41…

The Red Baron meets the Twilight Zone...Not really the Twilight Zone, but sort of… I had noticed for a while that my very close-in depth perception had been bothering me. Even with my Opti-Visor, I had been having trouble working on fine detail[...]

1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5N

This is my second build in conjunction with Louis Gardner's Korean War group build. It's a F4U-5N Night Fighter in the markings of VC-3. The Hasegawa kit was nicely engineered with the exception of the engine cowling mating to the forward fusela[...]

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.5

To my mind, the Hawker Hunter is aesthetically one of the best-looking jets ever designed. In that opinion, I am not alone, as many have responded favorably to the flowing lines of Britain's first successful swept-wing fighter. With the first pr[...]

A Meteor’s Engine

While struggling with completion of Airfix' Gloster Meteor F.8 the included Derwent is a model in itself. It's not bigger than 20 mm x 35 mm but certainly will be an eye catcher on the side. Finnished in Vallejo colours throughout and a bit of o[...]

Dragon 1/72 Mistel 5 He-162/Arado E-377a

Hi There, This was started at the same time as the Typhoon and has continued a bit longer being worked on whilst doing my Buccaneer. Three kits in one really. The Trolley and the Arado were little gems that were a joy to build but the Salamander[...]

Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair 1/48 Scale

When Tamiya came out with their excellent Corsair, I had to jump at the chance to build one. Of coarse this led to another and another, and so on. You know how that is ! Plenty has been said about the kit, over the last few years so I'll skip th[...]

1/48 Airfix Messerschmitt Bf109E

This is the first model I made from an over 3 year hiatus of model making. I made it when the pandemic started when I was laid off. In turn that’s what started me to make models again. This is a nice little kit. Everything pretty much snapped[...]